Another one of Azra Record's mutant offspring, possibly tied in some way to the World Metal Report zine. You'd think the name would refer to a more international choice of signings, but it's mostly US acts represented. And yes, that's the logo later ripped off by Metal Enterprises. For more info, see the Azra Records page.

...and also:
Iron Works
Masque Records
Metal Storm


Cover  Cat#          Artist                   Title            Format   Year                     Comment                    
WMR 001 V/A Iron Tyrants LP 1984 More info here.
WMR 001 V/A Iron Tyrants Pic-LP 1984 Some yellow/black copies can also be found, but this might have to do with aging rather than a different pressing.
WMR 002 V/A Iron Tyrants Waging War
[a.k.a.]
Iron Tyrants II
LP 1984 More info here.
Unconfirmed version(s): WMR 002 The Jaxx / Tempus Fugit A Taste of Iron Tyrants II Shape Pic-EP 1984 Custom shape. Skeleton on throne motif.
WMR 003 V/A Iron Tyrants III - The European Blitz Pic-LP 1987 More info here.
- Mordor Rock Warrior Shape
Pic-EP
1987 The most pedestrian of the 4 songs off their excellent MLP stomps along nicely in the slow/mid-pace steps of their Accept forefathers...

Elongated octagon shape. Shield motif.

1-song single included as bonus w/ some copies of IT3, though both vinyls are sometimes seen separately.
- Mordor Rock Warrior Shape
Pic-EP
1987 Cut 12" shape. Knight motif.

Only this and the version above are known to have accompanied the Iron Tyrants III comp, the rest are promos.
- Mordor Rock Warrior Shape
Pic-EP
1987 Octagon shape. Rider motif.
- Mordor Rock Warrior Shape EP 1987 Octagon shape.
- Mordor Rock Warrior Shape EP 1987 Blob shape.

Credited to Azra Records.
- Mordor Rock Warrior Shape EP 1987 Different blob shape.
Unconfirmed version(s): - Mordor Rock Warrior Shape EP 1987 Square, hexagon.
WMR 190 Rawshock s/t Shape
Pic-EP
1990 This Techno-Thrash-1990 archetype has 2 things going for it: a good, talented vocalist (that classic US Power-falsetto) and the diametrically opposite tendency to sometimes fool you into thinking they're going in a Celtic Frost-direction. They never really do though :(

Octagon shape. Doctor motif.
WMR 190 Rawshock s/t Shape
Pic-EP
1990 Square shape. Doctor motif.
WMR 190 Rawshock s/t Shape
Pic-EP
1990 Rectangular hexagon shape. Motorcycle motif.
WMR 190 Rawshock s/t Shape
Pic-EP
1990 Rectangular octagon shape. Band pic motif.
WMR 190 Rawshock s/t Shape
Pic-EP
1990 Hexagon shape. Insect in tree motif.
WMR 190 Rawshock s/t Pic-EP 1990 Insect in tree motif.
WMR 190 Rawshock s/t Shape
Pic-EP
1990 Square shape. Statue motif.
WMR 190 Rawshock s/t Shape
Pic-EP
1990 Slightly smaller square shape w/ rounded edges. Statue motif.
WMR 190 Rawshock s/t Shape
Pic-EP
1990 Cut square shape. Dancer motif.
WMR 190 Rawshock s/t Shape
EP
1990 Square shape.
WMR 190 Rawshock s/t Shape
EP
1990 Small octagon shape.
WMR 190 Rawshock s/t Shape
EP
1990 Large octagon shape.
WMR 190 Rawshock s/t Shape
EP
1990 Blob shape.
Unconfirmed version(s): WMR 190 Rawshock s/t Shape/
Pic-EP
1990 Heart shape w/ unknow motif, hexagon.
WMR 190 Rawshock /
Mersinary
s/t Shape EP 1990 4-song split promo compiling the B-side from the release above + the A-side of the "Dead Is Dead" EP on Iron Works.

Square shape, black/white vinyl.
WMR 190 Rawshock /
Mersinary
s/t Shape EP 1990 Heart shape, black/white vinyl.
WMR 190 Rawshock /
Mersinary
s/t Shape EP 1990 Octagon shape, black/white vinyl.

Supposedly a mispress with all 4 RAWSHOCK songs while the B-label says "Mersinary", just like the other versions. Yet unconfirmed.
WMR 190 Rawshock /
Mersinary
s/t Shape EP 1990 12" with 7" grooves, a.k.a. uncut shape.
Unconfirmed version(s): WMR 190 Rawshock /
Mersinary
s/t Shape/ Pic-EP 1990 Blob.

(Large & small octagon and 2 square pic versions have also been mentioned, but they might be mix-ups with the regular RAWSHOCK EP versions)
WMR 290 Raving Mad s/t
[a.k.a.]
Lethal Greed
Shape Pic-EP 1990 At least one speed-song would have been a nice change of pace, otherwise it's solid AndJusticeForAllica with little development from their debut 7" from 3 years prior. Reminds me a lot of Norwegians Witchhammer..

Octagon shape. Logo motif, red eyes.
Some copies w/ cardboard sheet and insert.
WMR 290 Raving Mad s/t
[a.k.a.]
Lethal Greed
Shape Pic-EP 1990 Octagon shape. Logo motif, white eyes.

Some copies w/ cardboard sheet and insert.
WMR 290 Raving Mad s/t
[a.k.a.]
Swedish Mayhem
Shape Pic-EP 1990 Octagon shape. Dragon motif.
Unconfirmed version(s): ? Raving Mad s/t
Shape EP 1990 Black vinyl octagon, blob.
WMR 390 Laughing House Super Himalaya / Spirit Of The Age Shape
Pic-EP
1990 Proto-stoner-rock? Post-punk-Sabbath?? Bar the crude vocals, pretty neat but no, not Metal. (And no, the B-side is not a Hawkwind-cover.)

Elongated octagon shape. Joker motif.
WMR 390 Laughing House Super Himalaya / Spirit Of The Age Shape
Pic-EP
1990 Rectangle shape. Joker motif.
WMR 390 Laughing House Super Himalaya / Spirit Of The Age 12" Pic-EP 1990 12" with 7" grooves, a.k.a. uncut joker Shape Pic-EP.
WMR 390 Laughing House Super Himalaya / Spirit Of The Age Shape Pic-EP 1990 Square shape. Teeth motif.
WMR 390 Laughing House Super Himalaya / Spirit Of The Age Shape EP 1990 Square shape, pink vinyl.
WMR 390 Laughing House Super Himalaya / Spirit Of The Age Shape EP 1990 Heart shape, pink vinyl.
WMR 390 Laughing House Super Himalaya / Spirit Of The Age Shape EP 1990 Elongated octagon shape, pink vinyl.
WMR 390 Laughing House Super Himalaya / Spirit Of The Age Shape EP 1990 Rectangle w/ cut corners shape, pink vinyl.
Unconfirmed version(s): WMR 390 Laughing House Super Himalaya / Spirit Of The Age Shape EP 1990 Blob.
? Laughing House ? Shape EP 1990 1-song version w/ the joker motif pasted on custom-cut pink vinyl.
WMR 1031 Industrial Strength s/t
[a.k.a.]
"Excerpts From The Forthcoming Album"
Shape
Pic-EP
1990 Style unknown.

Tilted octagon shape. Dragons motif.
WMR 1031 Industrial Strength s/t
[a.k.a.]
"Excerpts From The Forthcoming Album"
Shape EP 1990 Small square w/ cut corners shape, pink vinyl.
WMR 1031 Industrial Strength s/t
[a.k.a.]
"Excerpts From The Forthcoming Album"
Shape/
Pic-EP
1990 Large octagon shape, pink vinyl.
Unconfirmed version(s): WMR 1031 Industrial Strength s/t
[a.k.a.]
"Excerpts From The Forthcoming Album"
Shape/
Pic-EP
1990 Pic/Shaped Pic-EPs:
Bat, envelope, square w/ cut corners (2 different pics), square, pepsi can, glass, oil well (25 copies).

Shapes:
Small octagon, large square w/ 2 cut conrers, blob, heart, rounded rectangle.
WMR 010 V/A War Declared CD 1990 More info here.
DD 11591 Industrial Strength s/t MCD 1991 Glow-in-the-dark CD.
Presumably the same recording as the 1990 EP.
WMR 11593 Terminal Reign s/t MC 1993  
Compiled by Niclas Johansson, DaN Edman and tbieri. Special credits to Nightcoaster's Shaped Record Collection and Forgotten Steel.



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